Carson College of Business

Department of Accounting

Learn how to analyze data to solve problems, detect fraud, maximize the value of a firm, and keep businesses running smoothly.


  • Pullman

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Doctorate


  • One of seven accounting programs in the Pacific Northwest to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Participate in the IRS VITA program, where you’ll gain professional experience and give back to the community by providing free tax assistance to low income individuals
  • Dedicated accounting career advisor to help you with career exploration, resume and cover letter preparation, networking, mock interviews, introductions to recruiters and more 
  • Department-organized events that bring dozens of accounting firms and major companies like Amazon, Starbucks, and Costco to help you network and secure internships 
  • Student clubs including WSU’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an international scholastic and professional organization for future financial information professionals, host meetings with industry professionals and provide mentoring and community service opportunities for members 


With an Accounting degree, you can work in:  

  • Public accounting like audit, tax, and consulting
  • Industries like tech and start-up companies, financial services, manufacturing, and retailing
  • Government and nonprofit agencies, such as the IRS

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


Complete the General Scholarship Application to be eligible for 700+ WSU scholarship programs, including ones specifically for a major you’re interested in. Use our search tool to find more scholarships outside WSU.  

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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